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Pollination group:

Taunton Cross

Identification: Medium size. Round to round?flattened.The skin is pale greenish yellow over which is a maroon wash marked with a pattern of darker stripes. Sometimes russeted. The eye is medium size and partly open, set in a shallow and narrow basin. The stem is long and slender, set in a deep and narrow, russeted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, often with a pink stain, coarse grained and crisp. Moderately sweet sharp.

Uses: dessert

Origins: Bristol, UK 1919Raised from Wealthy by G T Spinks, Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, UK 1919 . — Wealthy, cross, 1919, G. T. Spinks, Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, England

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs. Does well in damp climates.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group D. Day 14.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months.

Harvest: In the middle of the third period. Problems:Very resistant to scab.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14